Firms To Watch: Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations)

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP is led by Jerry Jacobs in Washington DC, an extremely experienced nonprofit lawyer who advises trade associations, professional societies, credentialing agencies, and education groups, praised as a ‘the leading legal authority on not-for-profit trade associations’.

Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations) in United States

Loeb & Loeb LLP

The ‘nimble and responsive’ team at Loeb & Loeb LLP is a dedicated practice formed of specialist practitioners, many of whom formerly worked for the Internal Revenue Service. Leah BishopJason Lilien, and Diara Holmes lead the team out of Los Angeles, New York, and Washington DC respectively. Marcus Owens in DC is a leading practitioner in the nonprofit field, and regularly advises private foundations, charities, lobbying/political organizations and trade associations. Bishop and Stuart Tobisman in Los Angeles specialize in tax and real estate planning, whereas Lilien and Holmes are particularly active on the transactional and regulatory side.

Practice head(s):

Leah Bishop; Jason Lilien; Diara Holmes

Other key lawyers:

Marcus Owens; Stuart Tobisman


‘As a client, I feel the attorneys sincerely care about the work. Moreover, they are very timely and responsive.’

‘The individuals I work with care. They are truly committed to supporting and guiding our overall success.’

‘I think Loeb & Loeb LLP is a firm that is exactly the right size. They have the experience to handle almost every matter we have. They are also extremely nimble and responsive. Partners collaborate with one another to get matters done and to service clients.’

Key clients

Mother Cabrini Health Foundation

Oceana and Oceana Action; Conservation Fund

New York State Catholic Health Plan (Fidelis Care)

Whistleblower Aid

Disinformation Index

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Yeshiva University

Archdiocese of New York

Work highlights

  • Advised Mother Cabrini Health Foundation on successive rounds of the Coronavirus Emergency Support Grant program.
  • Advised New York State Catholic Health Plan on its sale to Centene Corporation.
  • Advised Oceana on the national level to preserve and restore the world’s oceans, on navigating the federal tax rules concerning political activities.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is praised as offering ‘one of the largest and most sophisticated tax-exempt organizations practices in the US’, mainly working from the firm’s Washington DC office. As well as tax-exempt organizations, the group advises large public charities and private foundations (independent and corporate), donor-advised funds, trade associations, colleges, universities, and many other organizations. The practice is helmed by tax exempt organizations expert Celia Roady, and keys lawyers include Tomer Inbar, Megan Bell, and Kimberly Eney, who, along with the other partners in the team, ‘represent every important institution in the sector’ and ‘are expert on every issue impacting the sector, from governance to grantmaking to investing‘. The group’s depth of expertise extends to counsels Caroline Waldner and Lauren Simpson – Simpson’s diverse practice includes advising on establishing and managing relationships between tax-exempt organizations and for-profit entities, and Waldner is adept at advising tax-exempt organizations on ongoing compliance with applicable tax laws.

Practice head(s):

Celia Roady

Other key lawyers:

Caroline Waldner; Lauren Simpson; Tomer Inbar; Megan Bell; Kimberly Eney


‘Morgan Lewis has one of the largest and most sophisticated tax-exempt organizations practice in the US. Its lawyers represent every important institution in the sector and the partners are expert on every issue impacting the sector, from governance to grantmaking to investing. They are always looking to innovate to help clients achieve the best outcomes and are incredibly responsive, thorough, and practical.’

‘The lawyers I work with (in particular Celia Roady, Tomer Inbar, and Kimberly Eney) stand out on the basis of their professionalism, sophisticated understanding of the legal issues, responsiveness and client service orientation, and practical approach. They understand the unique pressures facing tax-exempt organizations and provide tailored and actionable legal advice that is consistent with their clients’ missions and values.’

Key clients

Breakthrough Energy (BE)

Work highlights

  • Advised Breakthrough Energy on a diverse range of issues, with a focus on climate change technologies and innovations and environmental impact work.

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP in New York has deep experience in assisting charities and other types of tax-exempt organizations, and also displays extensive knowledge of the state and federal laws which impact tax-exempt organizations, acting for a wide range of nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations domestically and internationally. Practice group head Laura Butzel is well known for dealing with matters involving private foundations, private operating foundations, and public charities. Elsewhere in the team, counsel Justin Zaremby represents a wide range of public charities and private foundations such as university and museums. Increasingly, Robin Krause‘s work has involved grantmaking and philanthropy in disease and public health including program related investing in new drug treatments, and also works on corporate governance projects in the US and beyond. John Sare is especially skilled when it comes to charitable giving matters, and matters related to endowment funds.

Practice head(s):

Laura Butzel

Other key lawyers:

Justin Zaremby; John Sare; Robin Krause

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP utilizes its ‘expertise and experience in complex transactions’ to advise several major corporate foundations and corporate philanthropy programs on ongoing transactions. The group is also well placed to handle regulatory issues as it is ‘well-informed and well-connected with regulators at both the federal and state levels’ and is ‘a team of experts, with deep knowledge of both tax and corporate law relevant to tax-exempt organizations’. Experienced practitioner David Shevlin leads the New York based team, which offers ‘deep knowledge of both tax and corporate law relevant to tax-exempt organizations’ and provides exempt organizations with access to the cross-practice capabilities of a large, full-service law firm. Senior counsel John Bennett oversees the group’s endowment advisory practice and is a go-to attorney for advisory work such as advice to public charities and private foundations on structural and operational issues. Jennifer Franklin, also a senior counsel, is another key name for charities work, in particular charitable gift-planning. Counsel Kevin Roe is also a key member of the team.

Practice head(s):

David Shevlin

Other key lawyers:

John Bennett; Maura Whelan; Jennifer Franklin; Kevin Roe


‘David Shevlin and his colleagues at has created a one-of-a-kind practice serving tax-exempt investors. They pursue their work with rigor, timeliness, and a spirit of partnership with clients.’

‘The team is highly skilled and knowledgeable. We have frequent interaction with David Shevlin, John Bennett, and Maura Whelan. All our extremely knowledge, have a deep-rooted sense of always putting their clients first, and are timely and responsive to requests.’

‘I have worked with the team for over 20 years, and have consistently found them unsurpassed in expertise, experienced in complex transactions, well-informed and well-connected with regulators at both the federal and state levels, and tremendously responsive. Their advice is always clear, accurate, and actionable.’

‘I work most closely with David Shevlin. He demonstrates tremendous knowledge and experience, which he combines with an ability to listen and grasp the client’s needs.’

‘The exempt organizations practice group is truly a team of experts, with deep knowledge of both tax and corporate law relevant to tax-exempt organizations. In addition, because the group is part of an excellent national law firm, by working with the exempt organizations group you also have access to attorneys in a wide range of specialty areas.’

‘The lawyers in the exempt organizations practice combine a sophisticated and up-to-date understanding of the law with a practical approach to applying the law to our real-world activities.’

Venable LLP

Venable LLP‘s group is strong in complex taxation issues and corporate governance work for a range of clients including charities, membership organizations, trade associations, advocacy groups, and private foundations. The practice has a nationwide reach and ‘is able to help with federal tax-exempt issues as well as specific state campaign finance laws.’ George E Constantine in Washington DC runs the team and solely dedicates his practice to assisting nonprofit organizations such as charities, associations, professional societies, advocacy groups, and other entities. Elsewhere in the team, experienced general counsel Janice Ryan, who is also based in DC, is lauded for her ‘excellent understanding of the law, the application, and enforcement of the law, as well as how to guide clients through the nuance’. Lindsay Nathan in New York ‘understands the balance between legal and business considerations’ and often provides strategic advice to political groups and nonprofit organizations. Former practice head Cynthia Lewin has now retired.

Practice head(s):

George E Constantine

Other key lawyers:

Janice Ryan; Robert Waldman; Lindsay Nathan; Eric Berman; Ronald M. Jacobs; Yosef Ziffer


‘This practice has national reach and has been able to help us with federal tax-exempt issues as well as specific state campaign finance laws with a level of mastery we haven’t found elsewhere under one roof. They have helped us better understand our options given the risk landscape and simplify our approach to lobbying registration and how we create clear lines of work within and between our affiliated entities.’

‘Janice Ryan has an excellent understanding of the law, the application, and enforcement and how to guide clients through the nuances. She is extremely personable, an excellent listener, and very good at collaborating on solutions that match risk tolerance of her clients. She is very willing to make sense of tangles of facts to help spot and surface issues and find a way through to resolution with a steadying, analytical presence. She’s sensitive to deadlines and costs and never tries to overpromise or oversell.’

‘Lindsay Nathan and her team have been incredibly helpful resources to call on in times of need. As a nonprofit general counsel, there are a variety of nuanced governance- and compliance-related issues that Lindsay has helped us work through successfully. I also appreciate the fact that this team can refer other specialized questions to other teams within Venable when necessary.’

‘We’ve all been in situations where we need to put out an unexpected fire with only a moment’s notice – Lindsay Nathan is a person I have called during those times. She understands the balance between legal and business considerations. She communicates those considerations thoroughly. She is intelligent, knowledgeable, kind, and helpful.’

Key clients

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers

Associated Universities, Inc.

College Board

The Common Application

DC Central Kitchen

Greater Baltimore Committee

Save the Children

Work highlights

  • Assisted one of the nation’s largest membership organizations with concluding a multi-year Internal Revenue Service audit on extremely favorable terms, working through matters related to expense allocations and exposure to potential unrelated business income tax liability arising out of the organization’s massive royalty programs.
  • Assisted DC Central Kitchen with negotiating and closing an innovative transaction for a new home in the district.


BakerHostetler has been active in nonprofit law matters for many years and has a great deal of experience in the nonprofit sector. Leading the team is Alexander Reid, who is highly experienced in tax issues, with a diverse practice made up of several elements of nonprofit tax law work, including governance, tax controversy and tax planning, alongside transactional work as well as acting for taxpayers at IRS appeals. Matthew Elkin is also a core team member, and his practice places a special importance on matters which are concerned with charitable investment funds, social enterprises, impact investing and endowment investment programs and policies. Chad Makuch in Cleveland and Edward Beckwith are the group’s go-to experts when it comes to advising high-net-worth families. Beckwith also often advises charities and other nonprofit entities on corporate structures. All named practitioners are Washington DC-based unless otherwise mentioned.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Reid

Other key lawyers:

Matthew Elkin; Edward Beckwith; Chad Makuch

Key clients

The Philanthropy Roundtable



Proskauer Rose LLP

Key names among Proskauer Rose LLP ‘s diverse client base include the Women’s Tennis Association and The Museum of Modern Art, and more generally the group represents a wide variety of public charities and private foundations, as well as not-for-profit organizations in a range of sectors. Amanda Nussbaum in New York is at the helm of the group alongside Seth Safra in Washington DC and is known for advising not-for-profit clients on matters such as gaining exemption from federal income tax, keeping down unrelated business taxable income, and structuring joint ventures and partnerships with taxable entities. Safra, as a member of the firm’s employee benefits and executive compensation group, is adept at advising nonprofit employers on executive employment issues, signifying a wider strength of the group. Another key lawyer is New York-based David Miller, a member of the firm’s tax department, who advises numerous not-for-profit clients day-to-day on tax related issues.

Practice head(s):

Amanda Nussbaum

Other key lawyers:

Seth Safra; David Miller; Jason Madden


‘Seth Safra is recommended.’

Key clients

Adirondack Council

Big Ten Conference

Biomedical Research Alliance of New York (“BRANY”)

Catholic Health Services


Hospital for Special Surgery

Lighthouse Guild International

LiveOnNY, Inc.

Lung Cancer Research Foundation

Mount Sinai Health System, Inc.

Parks & Trails New York

Rockefeller University

The League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes of New York

The Museum of Modern Art

Trinity Church

Work highlights

  • Advised the Big Ten Conference on its historic media rights agreements with CBS, FOX, NBC and NBCUniversal’s Peacock.
  • Advised the Museum of Modern Art on an auction of NFT artworks by Refik Anadol created using artificial intelligence trained using data about MoMA’s collection of artworks.
  • Advised Hospital for Special Surgery on various health care regulatory and transactional matters over the past year.

Ropes & Gray LLP

Boston-based Kendi Ozmon leads the team at Ropes & Gray LLP and is heavily involved in the group’s transactional work, frequently acting as lead tax counsel in transactions. Ozman also recently represented the National Association of Basketball Coaches, a tax-exempt business league, in the formation and initial financing of Coaches+ Media, Inc. At associate level, Washington DC-based counsel Carolyn Ward ‘s practice is based on advising tax-exempt organizations on a variety of matters, including general tax matters, unrelated business income, fundraising, planned giving, endowment management, investments, employment, real estate, and government relations. Another sector specialism for the firm is the healthcare industry, and Ben Wilson, who works out of the firm’s Boston office, stands out in this regard for the provision of transactional, strategic, and regulatory advice to clients from the healthcare sector.

Practice head(s):

Kendi Ozmon

Other key lawyers:

Carolyn Ward; Ben Wilson; Gil Ghatan

Key clients

University of Southern California

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

University of California

U.S. Fund for the Global Fund


Stanford University

New York University Langone Hospitals

Whitehead Institute of Biomedical Research

Work highlights

  • Represented the National Association of Basketball Coaches, a tax-exempt business league in connection with the formation and initial financing of Coaches+ Media, Inc.
  • Represented a provider of dental insurance majority owned by a tax-exempt institute, in its sale to Sun Life for $2.475 billion.
  • Represents Wellcome Trust in U.S. tax matters, including U.S. federal tax and private foundation considerations relevant to the Trust’s operations and its investments into private investment funds and program-related investments.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Shaw LLP is noted by clients for its expertise in assisting tax exempt organizations such as higher education and healthcare sector clients, with practice heads Douglas Mancino and Ofer Lion practicing almost exclusively in this area alongside several key associates, including Dustin Lauermann, whose practice is focused on tax-exempt organizations, trusts and estates, and tax credits. Arnold Brown, who joined the group in San Francisco from Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in May 2022, is ‘super responsive, friendly, comprehensive and educative’. The team represents nonprofit organizations but also represents individuals such as officers, directors, and contributors to tax-exempt organizations, offering expertise across commercial and tax-exempt bond financing, real estate, commercial and employment litigation issues. Unless otherwise mentioned, all named practitioners are based in Los Angeles.

Practice head(s):

Douglas Mancino; Ofer Lion

Other key lawyers:

Arnold Brown; Dustin Lauermann; Christian Canas; Lisa Schaures


‘Good expertise. Easy to deal with. Fast responses.’

‘Arnold Brown is super responsive. Friendly, comprehensive and educative. He is super sharp and has expertise on relevant matters.’

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Operating as part of the firm’s national healthcare group, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP‘s nonprofit team is described as a ‘truly full-service practice with qualified attorneys who have different specialties’ in which ‘each lawyer is detail oriented, and matters do not fall through the cracks’. David Ulich, who has particularly strong relationships with several very large nonprofits including the American Film Institute and Catholic Health Services of Long Island leads the team together with Tamar Rosenberg, whose practice focuses on the full life cycle of a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. The pair are based in Los Angeles and New York respectively. Ulich. Elsewhere in the team, Jay Gerzog heads up the firm’s nationwide healthcare practice, with a specialty in the representation of tax-exempt and other nonprofit healthcare providers and payor institutions. Practitioners also regularly work in the entertainment, real estate, retail and education industries. Amanda Zablocki is the group’s key figure for advising clients in the healthcare sector.

Practice head(s):

David Ulich; Tamar Rosenberg

Other key lawyers:

Amanda Zablocki; Jay Gerzog; Molly Unterseher


‘The team is smart, anticipates and cares about their clients. They also work extremely well as a team – very in sync.’

‘They are stellar and go above and beyond. The lawyers each put our organization at the forefront of their decision making.’

‘It is truly a full-service practice with qualified attorneys who have different specialties. If an issue is outside of the expertise of one attorney, there’s another to either assist or take over the case/matter. E-mails are answered swiftly and rarely is there a delay in their responding to questions.’

‘I believe each lawyer is detail oriented, and matters do not fall through the cracks. The record keeping in general and oversight of projects on the part of all of the attorneys is praiseworthy in my opinion.’

Key clients

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

AltaMed Health Services Corporation

American Arbitration Association

Annenberg Foundation

Archdiocese of New York

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Blue Shield of California

Catholic Health Services of Long Island

Childhelp USA

Classy, Inc.

Coronado Yacht Club

Duke University Health System

Dwight D. Opperman Foundation


Foundation for Global Sports Development

Hidden Hills Community Association

Humane America Animal Foundation

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital

Maimonides Medical Center

MemorialCare Health System

Work highlights

  • Assisted Montefiore Medicine with a range of nonprofit corporate, tax-exempt, health regulatory, transactional, property tax exemption and other work.
  • Advising The Annenberg Foundation on nonprofit corporate, tax-exempt, governance, grant making, and investment issues.
  • Represented The San Diego Foundation in SDRPIC’s formation and application for tax-exempt status and provided a full spectrum of organizational and governance advice for the new organization.

Steptoe LLP

Steptoe LLP's Washington DC-based team is noted for its versatility: The practice often acts as special counsel on unique and complex issues for certain clients, while also acting as general counsel in long-term relationships for others. John Cobb counts nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations as key clients, providing a range of advice which covers corporate, tax, and governance matters. The team functions as a cross-practice operation, and Beth Tractenberg in the firm’s planning team in New York is a name to note when it comes to working with the team on charitable giving and private foundation matters for clients. Former practice head Elinor Ramey departed the firm in February 2024.

Other key lawyers:

Beth Tractenberg; Jasmin Campirides; John Cobb

Key clients

American Institute of Physics

Wounded Warrior Project

ARRAY Alliance

American Astronomical Society

Battelle Memorial Institute

Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences

National Association of Convenience Stores

Federal Reserve Bank of NY

World Wildlife Fund

Council on Foundations

Work highlights

  • Advised clients on foundation tax policy, in particular regulatory projects and analysis of guidance and legislation affecting private foundations, community foundations, and donor advised funds.
  • Advised ARRAY Alliance on general corporate and non-profit matters.

ArentFox Schiff

The deep bench in the group at ArentFox Schiff features ‘a broad industry background and seasoned attorneys’, reflected in a broad client base  made up of trade associations, charities, cultural institutions and museums, educational institutions, hospitals and other health care organizations, among others. Washington DC-based Brian Schneider and Sean Glynn run a team which is ‘expert on nonprofit best practices and expectations.’ Glynn is co-head of the firm’s nonprofits and associations group, which handles a significant share of transactions for clients in the District of Columbia, while former management consultant Schneider is regularly engaged by emerging and established trade associations and foundations for assistance. Richard Newman is also a key team member, and Shira Helstrom often works with nonprofit boards to improve governance practices.

Practice head(s):

Brian Schneider; Sean Glynn

Other key lawyers:

Shira Helstrom; Richard Krainin; Richard Newman


‘The team has a broad industry background and seasoned attorneys. Good bench strength.’

‘The team are experts on non-profit best practices and expectations. We go to them with any questions (legal, governance, real estate, etc.). They have extensive knowledge in the areas that matter most to us.’

Key clients

Specialty Food Association

Institute for Defense Analyses

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute

Fannie Mae

National Association of Broadcasters

Glens Falls Hospital

Opportunity Finance Network

National Association of College Stores

YMCA of Greater Washington

National Public Radio


Work highlights

  • Represented Specialty Food Association in a dispute stemming from an association board member who was removed from the board and subsequently engaged in a proxy solicitation initiative to take over the association and use its assets for profitable gain.
  • Assisted Fannie Mae with providing forward MBS commitments for permanent financing of Waterfront Station II.

Arnold & Porter

The tax-exempt organizations team at Arnold & Porter, led by James Joseph and Laurie Abramowitz in Washington DC and New York respectively, often assists high-net-worth donors with negotiating and structuring grants, and helps organize tax-exempt and taxable entities for nonprofit and international companies. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, the team often acts as general counsel for market leaders in the nonprofit space. Joseph leads the firm’s national tax team, and is active in litigation, and Bridget Weiss in Washington DC is a key individual for corporate and regulatory matters, and counsel Andras Kosaras, also in DC, is another core member for these matters.

Practice head(s):

James Joseph; Laurie Abramowitz

Other key lawyers:

Bridget Weiss; Andras Kosaras

Key clients

Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation

Mark Foundation for Cancer Research

American Clean Power Association

Gilbert Family Foundation

Joyce Foundation


Independent Living Association

Novartis US Foundation

James Beard Foundation

Markle Foundation

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner stands out for its teamwork, breadth of expertise, and multi-disciplinary team members, who work out of the firm’s St. Louis, Colorado Springs and Kansas City offices. The team’s multidisciplinary nature is particularly highlighted by its range of industry expertise across the group; Gino Serra focuses on clients in the life sciences industry, and leads the team alongside Keith Kehrer and Steve Smith, the latter of whom is particularly knowledgeable in the sports sector.

Practice head(s):

Keith Kehrer; Gino Serra; Steve Smith

Key clients

Marriott Take Care Relief Fund

Stanley M. Herzog Foundation

Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Emerson Charitable Trust

USA Swimming

Build-A-Bear Foundation

Denver Health and Hospital Authority

X Prize Foundation

Missouri Botanical Garden


Dred Scott Heritage Foundation

Anheuser-Busch Foundation

Farm Journal Foundation

Hermann Farm Museum

Envision Healthcare Foundation

Christo & Jeanne-Claude Foundation


Work highlights

  • Advising the Stowers Institute, Stowers Resource Management and other members of the Stowers Group of Company on governance, tax, employment, intellectual property, and day to day legal matters.
  • Advising USA Swimming on team matters, safe sport, governance, television, sponsorship and licensing etc.
  • Advising the Emerson Charitable Trust on matters including the special rules impacting private foundations.

McGuireWoods LLP

The team at McGuireWoods LLP, co-headed by Michele McKinnon in Richmond, regularly acts for clients such as public charities, educational institution, and charitable trusts, on a plethora of federal tax and governance issues. Among its standout lawyers are Jean Gordon Carter in Raleigh, and Gerald Thomas in Atlanta, who heads up the overall tax team. Carter co-heads the firm’s private wealth services group, and her expertise includes estate planning and administration, supported by a strong estate planning group, allowing the team to advise on income taxation of estates and trusts.

Practice head(s):

Gerald Thomas; Michele McKinnon

Other key lawyers:

Jean Gordon Carter; Bradley Ridlehoover; Alec Sauble

Tenenbaum Law Group PLLC

Experienced managing partner and co-founder Jeffrey Tenenbaum is the ‘highly skillful, caring, and practical’ practice head leading the group at Tenenbaum Law Group PLLC in Washington DC. Tenenbaum, who is active in the nonprofit bar, is emblematic of the group’s ‘rich and deep understanding of the nonprofit and trade association ecosystem’, leveraged to act as outside general counsel for different types of clients such as charities, trade and professional associations, international NGOs, conservation groups, and educational and health care institutions, with Nisha Thakker, who co-founded the group, a key name for healthcare work.

Practice head(s):

Jeffrey Tenenbaum

Other key lawyers:

Nisha Thakker; Julie Kulovits


‘Jeffrey has years of experience in the non-profit space. Since starting his own practice, we have found him to be extremely responsive, as well as realistic.’

‘The group has a rich and deep understanding of the non-profit and trade association ecosystem and therefore has experience and understanding of any situation and issue that may arise for any particular organization. They are very responsive, respectful, genuine in their desire to do good for their clients. They have also responded very well to adapting to the changing office environments resulting from the pandemic.’

‘Jeffrey Tenenbaum is very knowledgeable, fastidious, and personable. He is able to drill down to the very heart of the issue and articulate it so that my board and other stakeholders understand any issue from all angles and the options before us. He has been a great resource for a number of items, whether it’s launching a new foundation, templates for bylaws, employment contracts, or affiliate partnerships, Jeff is a great resource to go to.’

‘Jeffrey Tenenbaum is exceptional. Highly skillful, caring, and practical.’

Key clients

AABC Commissioning Group

AACE international

Academy of Management



ACF Animal Rescue, USA

ADED: The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists

Advanced Security Training Institute

Advanced Textiles Association

Afghan Peace Watch


AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management

Air Conditioning Contractors of America

Air Force Association

Airport Consultants Council

Alliance for Automotive Innovation

Alliance for Regenerative Medicine

America’s Blood Centers

America’s Public Television Stations

American Academy of Anaesthesiologists Assistants

Work highlights

  • Assisted a large international NGO with strategic and compliance efforts related to its international governance.
  • Assisted America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) with drafting comprehensive lobbying and political campaign intervention guidance.

Withers Bergman LLP

Withers LLP‘s offering stands out for its assistance to high-net-worth families, as well as offering high-level advice to donors and charities. Alana Petraske in New York signifies this broad strength, and routinely advises US and international charities, and philanthropic families. More widely in the team, Helen Cheng and Steven Chidester are names to note in the San Diego office, and the latter is especially experienced in the area of executive compensation. Jason Dinwoodie, Michael Brophy, and William Kambas lead the overall team from New Haven, Los Angeles, and New Haven respectively.

Practice head(s):

Jason Dinwoodie; Michael Brophy; William Kambas

Other key lawyers:

Helen Cheng; Steven Chidester; Alana Petraske